Tan, blemish, acne and cuts often make our skin dull. Our natural complexion gets masked under layers of dead cells and that is not what we like at all. Bleaching the skin or using whitening creams is not a great solution for this problem. In today’s post I will tell you about 10 home remedies that lighten the skin without causing any damage.
1. Yogurt-Gram Flour Cleansing
You can replace your cleanser with this natural cleanser. It cleanses your face and also helps to bleach the skin naturally. The lactic acid in curd whitens the skin and the gram flour helps to remove the dead cells, dirt and even facial hair to reveal the fresh complexion. As the milk is moisturizing, it does not make the face dry either.
2. Milk for Cleansing:
When makeup removing cleansers were not popular in the market, women used milk as the alternative. You can use to clean your face every day. Soak some milk in a soft cotton pad and rub it all over the face gently. As you remove the dirt, you will see that the dullness is removed too. Massage some more milk on the face and wash after it gets dry. It bleaches the skin naturally and gives you a brighter, fairer complexion.
3. Rice Flour Scrub
Rice flour is a great natural, whitening scrub. Add rice flour to aloe gel (for oily skin) or yogurt (for dry skin) and exfoliate. The coarse rice flour helps to remove all accumulated dirt and dead cells. The fine granules allow a deep pore cleansing.
4. Baking Soda as Exfoliator
Baking soda is another amazing exfoliator to clean the skin thoroughly and rejuvenate the dull skin. You can mix baking soda with water and some drops of lemon juice nd use this scrub daily. This exfoliates the skin gently and reveals fresh, glowy skin.
5. Massage Potato Juice
Massaging the face 2-3 times a week helps to improve circulation and prevent dullness. If you massage the skin with potato juice you will see even better results. Rub the slices of potatoes on the affected areas or massage the juice all over the face. You will see an instant whitening and it will improve with time.
6. Essential Oil Massage
You can use various essential oils and massage them on the face to see whitening. Lemon essential oil, Neroli Oil, Rose oil, Sandalwood oil are some of the options that make the dull skin bright and glowy. They help to reduce blemish, acne scar, pigmentation and reveal your natural complexion. Mix these in any carrier oil or massage cream to massage daily and you will see the result within a week.
7. Saffron and Olive Oil Massage
Saffron is a very potent skin whitening ingredient and it is expensive too. But as this is super effective, we cannot complain at all. Mix 3-4 strands of saffron with a tablespoon of olive oil and massage it on the face with upward motions. Do this every alternate night and you will love to see how your skin glows in the morning.
8. Sandalwood Paste-Rose Water Mask
Sandalwood has amazing skin care benefits and is a well known component for skin lightening. It helps to prevent excess melanin production to keep the skin light and bright. Mix rose water (or milk if you have very dry skin) to sandalwood paste and apply it all over the face. It will calm down the skin and make it lighter.
9. Pumpkin Face Pack
This colorful vegetable is packed with antioxidants and makes your skin radiant. With some grated pumpkin, mix honey and milk to make a smooth paste. Apply this all over the face and leave it like a mask for half an hour. The antioxidants and vitamins will do magic on your skin and as you wash off the mask you will see your skin glow.
10. Oatmeal, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Mask
This is a homemade ubtan recipe that exfoliates and the skin and also gives the benefits of masking. Mix all the three ingredients, massage it on your cleansed skin and leave it as a mask for half an hour. This clears away all dirt and dead cells and bleaches the skin naturally.
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